Tag: national science foundation

Shaving nanoseconds from racing processors

The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact with its simplest features. For each...

Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality

On Earth Week--and in fact, every week now--trees in mountains across the western United States are dying, thanks to an infestation of bark beetles...

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas...

More should be done for female parolees

As the female prison population grows, a new study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women...

Excitons observed in action for the first time

Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material.A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy...

Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to...

Anti-counterfeiting particles

Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting.Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a...

Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the...

Into the abyss: Scientists explore one of Earth’s deepest ocean trenches

"Telepresence" capability will bring mysteries of The Deep to the computer screen What lives in the deepest part of the ocean--the abyss?A team of researchers...

Understanding cold-adapted yeasts to make cold beer

As one of the most widely consumed and commercially important beverages on the planet, one would expect the experts to know everything there is...

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